If Steph Curry Were a Baseball Player, He'd Be on a 102-Homer Pace

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If Steph Curry Were a Baseball Player, He’d Be on a 102-Homer Pace

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While not strictly baseball related, there’s a baseball angle to the incredible things Golden State Warriors basketball player Steph Curry has been doing from beyond the three-point arc this season.

As FiveThirtyEight notes, so far this year, it’s like Curry is the greatest home run hitter of all-time by a country mile:

102 homers? Besting the previous record of 73? That’s like Barry Bonds on steroids (um, on steroids).

Although Bonds’ home run record is seen by many as tainted, it’s still a number that sticks out in your mind as an absurdly high total that no player since has come close to matching (Ryan Howard’s 58 in 2006 is the closest, 21% short). With that context, then, you can see just how crazy it is what Curry is doing, whether you like basketball or not.

Speaking of that, though … anybody going to touch Bonds’ record in the next 50 years? Without serious changes to the game, I’m not sure I see it. We live in a pitching-dominated era, and every new advantage developed seems to favor pitchers further. I say “without serious changes to the game,” however, because it’s possible that a rules change here and a mound lowered there, and we could get there.

It’ll be a while, though.

For more on Curry’s greatness and the other players to which his feat could compare (and blow away), check out the article at FiveThirtyEight.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.